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The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway


New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Early printing with mentioning of Pulitzer on dust jacket front inner flap. Hardcover. 140 pages ; 22 cm. Price-clipped dust jacket with scattered wormholes and chipping to dust jacket backside. Cover board slightly curved. Slight lean to spine. Discoloration to front and rear endpapers. Owner name on flyleaf. Pages are unmarked elsewhere. Binding is firm.

The Old Man and the Sea

"Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea is an idyll of the sea as sea, as un-Byronic and un-Melvillian as Homer himself, and communicated in a prose as calm and compelling as Homer's verse. No real artist symbolizes or allegorizes— and Hemingway is a real artist—but every real work of art exhales symbols and allegories. So does this short but not small masterpiece."— BERNARD BERENSON

"I believe this is the best story Hemingway has ever written. Get it at once, read it, wait -a few days, read it again, and you will find . . . that no page of this beautiful master-work could have been done better or differently."—CYRIL CONNOLLY in the London Sunday Times

"In its own terms the book is as nearly faultless as any short novel of our times. The writing has the quality of being familiar and yet perpetually new that is the essence of classical prose."— MALCOLM COWLEY in the New york Herald Tribune

"In The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway has returned to the stripped, lean, objective narrative so characteristic of him at his best ... a story which is beautiful in its description, and of clean thrusting power in its pursuit."—EDWARD WEEKS in The Atlantic

"... Superb writing — Mr. Hemingway is essentially an imaginative writer, and his imagination has never displayed itself more powerfully than in this simple and tragic story."—EDWIN MUIR in the London Observer

"It is a tale superbly told and in the telling Ernest Hemingway uses all the craft his hard, disciplined trying over so many years has given him."— ROBERT GORHAM DAVIS in the New york Times

Published by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, New Tork

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